Eating my way around Glasgow – vegan style!

I made a very special vegan trip to Glasgow at the end of February. James Aspey, vegan activist from Australia, was going to be in Scotland for the first time to talk to over 150 vegans attending a workshop organised by Go Vegan Scotland. My very good friends from Australia had talked about and posted James’ speech on social media (you can watch the one minute version here) and I was touched and encouraged by his passion to speak on behalf of the animals being consumed either as food or products we use on a daily basis. I was also lucky to meet and have a quick chat with James at the Go Vegan Scotland stall at Buchanan Street in the afternoon.

When you’re in another city that offers such a wide variety of vegan-friendly or vegan only restaurants and cafes, you can’t go all the way to Glasgow and not sample all the good places you’ve heard so much about, so that’s exactly what I did…fitted in a few vegan bar/restaurants and a cafe to my day trip schedule!


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Looking for a Sygn: another burger joint review post

I love my burgers, so much so that I’ve become a real judge of whether a burger is good or not. By my own standards, that is. I’ve heard about Sygn Bar and Kitchen, but I’d never passed by it. I wasn’t sure whether it would be worthy of my picky tastebuds, but I can gladly say they’ve proved to be one place I’d definitely go back to.


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Party of two at Revolution Edinburgh

Edinburgh city centre is full of pubs, clubs, gastropubs, chip shops, cafes, brasseries and restaurants you’re never hungry for food. There’s always somewhere open for you to grab a quick bite to eat into the late hours of the morning (maybe till about just after 1am usually when the pubs close, or slightly later at weekends), a breakfast catch up the next morning or just a fun brunch with friends you haven’t seen in a while.

Revolution Edinburgh had gone through some refurbishment and now looks brand spanking new with atmosphere and friendly staff to welcome you into their humble abode.


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Welcome to Monteiths

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I’m a big fan of discount vouchers, if only for the fact that you end up spending less money. It’s also great for trying out new restaurants that you’re not sure about, especially when they’re expensive. It is because of the voucher I got from itison that we ended up with a great deal on sirloin steaks with duck fat chips, a glass of red or white wine, petit fours and coffee or tea at Monteiths on the Royal Mile for about half the original price. Continue reading “Welcome to Monteiths”